Mountaineering and Tree Climbing Playdate

Hardy Gallagher Reserve, Princes Hill 25 Feb 2017 9:00am-3:00pm

This is a relaxed outing with the intentions to go through some basic techniques like self-rescue out of a crevasse, pulley systems and tree climber rescues. Z-drag, Swiss Pulleys and other entertaining techniques coming your way.

Australia has a surprising lack of glaciers and is therefore pretty much crevasse free. On the other hand we’ve got plenty of coffee shops, wonderful gums and a local council which doesn’t mind climbing trees. This playdate is for mountaineers who want to brush up on their crevasse and self rescue skills, as well as technical tree climbers who just want to hang out on a Saturday morning.

Of course there will be plenty of time to just climb trees for fun. Closest area for hipster-supplies is Lygon Street – you can go climbing AND have your cold-drip coffee!

Where: Hardy Gallagher Reserve, Princes Hill; near the North Carlton Railway Station.


Trip prerequisites:

–  You have basic rope skills

–  You have your own gear (mountaineering or tree climbing); including a rockclimbing approved helmet.

Suitable for climbers of all levels. Beginner’s places are limited.

Contact Philipp, the trip leader, to secure your place or ask any questions.

Contact: Philipp Hammes

Not sure if you’re novice, intermediate or advanced? Find your level or contact the trip leader.